[UPDATED 6 p.m.] NSTAR: Full Power Restored to Newton by Wednesday Evening

According to the utility company's website, there are still about 1,200 Newton NSTAR customers without power.

Updated 6 p.m.

As of 4 p.m., NSTAR just under 3 percent of its Newton customers are without power, or 1,145 customers. 

Trick-or-treating is still on for tonight in Newton, but be safe while walking around. If you have a house or neighborhood that is without power and may not have candy, post it in our comments section below. 

12:30 p.m. 

According to the office of Newton Mayor Setti Warren, no emergency shelters have been opened in the city at this time and residents without power and heat are encouraged to stay with friends and family, if possible.

The mayor's Citizen's Assistance Officer Aaron Goldman reminded residents Monday afternoon that the has re-opened and is available for those looking to warm up. The is also open until 9 p.m. 

Although the city is hoping power will be restored as quickly as possible, NSTAR has informed the mayor's office that some residents may be in the dark until Wednesday. 

As for Halloween, Goldman said trick-or-treating is still scheduled for this evening. 

Newton Police issued an advisory earlier today alerting drivers to watch out local children who may be walking around tonight. 

Posted earlier:

For some NSTAR customers in Newton, it could be another couple of chilly days without power. 

According to its website, NSTAR says Newton will have full power restoration by Wednesday evening. Currently, there are 1,257 NSTAR customers in the city without power, or just over 3 percent of the total customers. 

Are you still without power? Let us know by voting in the poll and tell us what part of the city you are in by commenting in the comments section below. 

NSTAR trucks could be spotted throughout the city today, including some near . 

Residents who spot any weather-related issues around town are encouraged to dial 311 from any Newton landline or call 617-796-1000 from any cell phone to report problems to City Hall customer service representatives. 

After Saturday night's storm, . 

In addition, delays should be expected on MBTA and MBCR rail lines today as crews work to clean up debris from the storm. According to the MBTA website, passengers on the Framingham/Worcester line can expect 20- to 40-minute delays on the line.

In an email sent this morning, the MBCR explained that CSX, the freight company that controls all movement of trains on the Framingham/Worcester line, has reported that freight traffic will increase between Worcester and Boston as the result of re-opening the line after a 36-hour shutdown. The increased traffic will likely create service delays of up to 30 minutes, the email said.

The MBCR also warned commuters of slippery areas in Commuter Rail parking lots and waiting areas.

Have any photos of trees down? Storm damage? Upload them by the clicking "add photos" link below the photo to the right.

Stay tuned to Patch for updates. 


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